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    Hey, I still have the stock cooler installed for my Radeon HD 6970 card and recently the noise has really been bugging me. Also for the amount of noise the cooler is really not very effective at all and my graphics card regularly reaches some very high temperatures while playing games that are not so demanding such as League of Legends and CSS. I was wondering if anyone could recommend me any custom air coolers for the 6970 that are fairly easy to install as I don't have any experience in installing custom heatsinks onto graphics cards. Been thinking about this cooler: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Arctic-Cooling-A...B0052TIRQI but the majority of the reviews state that it's very tricky to install so I'm unsure about purchasing it.

    I think the heat issue might also be caused because the lack of good airflow in my case. I have a Cooler Master HAF 912 mid case but I'm not utilising the area on the side of the case for a fan. What I wanted to ask about this is if I were to install a fan on to the side would I have it extracting air or blowing air in? And would it be a cost effective way of further cooling my overall temperatures?

    Thanks guys.
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    For the fan, it depends on which way the airflow goes in your case, you'd want it to go in the same direction of the front if it is closer to the front and vice versa.

    Don't know anything about custom gpu coolers I'm afraid
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    Also Spectrum fan cards are pretty good if you have a spare PCI slot, they aren't as noisy as my 6970 which has its fan speed at 40%, but they aren't on a super high setting at the moment. That setup gets me an idle temp of 45-55 and running something hardware intensive at 65-75
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    (Original post by Cemo)
    Hey, I still have the stock cooler installed for my Radeon HD 6970 card and recently the noise has really been bugging me. Also for the amount of noise the cooler is really not very effective at all and my graphics card regularly reaches some very high temperatures while playing games that are not so demanding such as League of Legends and CSS. I was wondering if anyone could recommend me any custom air coolers for the 6970 that are fairly easy to install as I don't have any experience in installing custom heatsinks onto graphics cards. Been thinking about this cooler: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Arctic-Cooling-A...B0052TIRQI but the majority of the reviews state that it's very tricky to install so I'm unsure about purchasing it.

    I think the heat issue might also be caused because the lack of good airflow in my case. I have a Cooler Master HAF 912 mid case but I'm not utilising the area on the side of the case for a fan. What I wanted to ask about this is if I were to install a fan on to the side would I have it extracting air or blowing air in? And would it be a cost effective way of further cooling my overall temperatures?

    Thanks guys.
    There are some issues with installing a aftermarket cooler on a gpu................one major issue is that it will void your warranty on the gpu.

    And I do agree, its a matter of airflow on your case............usually side fan is an intake, I also hope the front is intake.
    And you have 2 more fans, one at the top and back which are exhausts.

    Also check the catalyst control system in the performance, graphics overdrive bit.........if the fan hasn't been set to a certain speed, etc
 
 
 
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